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Tokyo reports 759 coronavirus cases; 1,161 in Osaka

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 759 new cases of the coronavirus, up 92 from Friday. Osaka once again topped the nation's count, with 1,161, surpassing 1,000 for the 5th consecutive day.

In Tokyo, the number (434 men and 325 women) is the result of 9,648 tests conducted on April 14. By age group, people in their 20s (239 cases) and their 30s (156) accounted for the highest numbers, while 101 cases were aged 60 and over.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45, up two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 702.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 4,802. After Osaka and Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hyogo (541), Kanagawa (247), Aichi (230), Okinawa (167), Chiba (156), Fukuoka (137), Hokkaido (109), Kyoto (92), Nara (91), Miyagi (65), Ibaraki (64), Nagano (57), Okayama (53), Tokushima (44), Ehime (43), Shiga (39), Gifu (38), Yamaguchi (37), Gunma (36) and Wakayama (35).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 37.

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@Skipp

No. More along the lines of a Vitamin deficiency. How can that be a conspiracy? Yes, to that point, I am confused.

Must have been tough going through your ordeal. But you're ok now. Thank heavens for that!

The people you see out there without masks. Maybe they've had Covid already? Maybe they've been "vaccinated". Maybe they've had SARS? Maybe they know that for anout 85-90% of people who catch it require hospital treatment. I know you were one of them.

We have to let people live their lives. If someone doesn't wear a mask, you don't need to be the mask police. Just stay away from them. Don't cause yourself to be miserable.

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@carpslidy

I think you're confusing yourself here. It's really not that hard to understand.

The pandemic has brought out the worst in people. That's it.

You've got anti-Asian attacks in the US, comments all around the world about how this is a "foreigner disease" (especially here in Japan)...People show total lack of concern about the others around them because they mistakingly think this will never affect them. Not an ounce of compassion for those it does affect.

And instead of helping each other through this, too many selfishly go with the thinking of, "Well, everyone else will be social distancing, so I can go out and do as I please." Or the "it's just a cold/flu" crew, the anti-mask people and the conspiracy theorists who believe it's all a hoax.

For everyone else who has been trying their best both in their personal and professional lives to contain this thing and avoid spreading it, we're exhausted. The leadership isn't helping, so it's really self-service at this point. The ongoing selfishness of others makes it ten times worse.

Oh well, it is what it is.

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@ skipp

Sorry for your illness,

But your argument makes no sense, First you said corona has brought out the worst in people. Then, you say people don't care about themselves so what is it?

Personally, I would rather not catch corona but if I definitely don't want to spend the rest of this year at home. So, if it's corona or staying home I'll take my chances.

Hope you get well soon.

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@Skipp

sorry to hear of your health problems after Covid. Actually I never said it is only the obese, rather that there will not be the crisis in Japan from Covid as the country is in better health overall and the obese rate is very low. It’s sad that you and others are still feeling effects but we must also take into account the risks involved in going out daily etc. For me the risks are minimal and worth taking rather than staying cooped indoors. BTW, my partner and I both had Covid last April and luckily recovered after a few day with no long lasting symptoms.

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I live in hyogo so things are not looking so good in Nishinomiya and Amagasaki.

Yeh, same number of tests as in January yet 200 more people infected in Hyogo. At this rate they should be thinking about shutting down schools like last year. Instead our idiot governor is spending our tax money on paper fans.

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Osaka 1161 cases according to another website.

I live in hyogo so things are not looking so good in Nishinomiya and Amagasaki.

The numbers without the number of tests don't tell the real story. Go figure out

Osaka is carrying out 17,000 test while Tokyo is doing 7,000. It is unbelievable

that even the media don't seem to think Testing is a factor.

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@falseflagsteve

This doesn't only affect the obese. Stop spreading rumors. There are those of us who are young and were in perfectly good health before getting sick and who now live with bodies like those of sick elderly people even one year later. Considering one-third of survivors of COVID (including the mild cases) end up with these long-hauler symptoms, I'd say that's a pretty large amount of people to be adversely affected for the long-term by this virus.

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What a load of rubbish, people have lot their jobs, not seen family or friends, not been able to go to school ane given up so much in the last year. All to protect the sick and elderly,

@carpslidy

You're sort of exactly who I'm referring to.

It's not just to protect just the sick and the elderly. What planet are you living on? Or do you rely on Japanese news only to learn about who this virus affects and how? All along it's been important to protect everyone. And the longer certain people keep pretending it's just a cold and they can go out and party, the longer we have to do this...Do you know how depressing it's been for those of us trying to do our best to social distance and stay responsible while still going to work or trying to find work, etc.? We keep trying our best to bring the numbers down, which means staying at home even when we want to visit our loved ones, while selfish idiots go out every night thinking they're the only people on the planet. That is lack of compassion. Impressive ignorance, at best.

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Guys, of course Covid can be serious and a killer but it’s how dangerous it is to the general population that you need to think about.

The chances of catching Covid and becoming severely ill especially for the healthy non obese is minimal.

it’s sad when people suffer and even pass away from anything but that is what happens in life Any of us could be run over tomorrow and become disabled for life but will still cross the roads, but we take precautions. This is how mature adults makes rational decisions in their lives.

we should allow those who are afraid to stay at home if they desire. However those who wish to enjoy life whilst taking precautions should also be free to go out when they wish, as Japan has allowed the whole time.

The most effective ways to prevent deaths are to ask the very vulnerable including obese to stay at home for their own safety. Also promote daily, non stop the importance of physical fitness and to be a healthy weight. If people knew how bad obesity effects not just wellbeing but makes the body unable to cope with infections and viruses.

keep safe and don’t panic guys, Japan is fine as is society

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Also, there is an astounding lack of compassion during this entire pandemic, although that hasn't just been Japan. Humanity's showing it's ugliest sides.

What a load of rubbish, people have lot their jobs, not seen family or friends, not been able to go to school ane given up so much in the last year. All to protect the sick and elderly,

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@Do the hustle

Couldn't agree more. Or if, like too many, they're told their symptoms aren't "severe enough" and they are then left to tough it out alone at home. Then it suddenly turns far worse, as this hell virus is apt to do, and they are left with the cruel knowledge that they need help but won't get it.

That's the hard and terrifying reality here. Quite a few of us have lived it and will never forget it. Horrid feeling falling through the cracks.

Also, there is an astounding lack of compassion during this entire pandemic, although that hasn't just been Japan. Humanity's showing it's ugliest sides.

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It’s difficult to believe some posts are playing down these numbers by stating it’s only a few out of the entire population. I’m quite sure their opinions would be quite different if they were one of the few laying in intensive care on a respirator awaiting a lung transplant.

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Where is Aso? I thought he mentioned Japan's superior culture was keeping everyone safe from the virus.

Try manga cafe or hostess bar in Ginza.

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I have a feeling Roppongi has to be a hot spot cluster area where the virus is going rapmant just my gut feeling based on the fact that Roppongi is pretty international.

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45 people with severe symptoms. Back indoors everyone, it’s time to shut it all down again.

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Where is Aso? I thought he mentioned Japan's superior culture was keeping everyone safe from the virus.

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I don't know what will it take to make those in charge see the coming TSUNAMI!!!

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I wanna stand in attention and salute Japan,s virus beating efforts with a smile on my face but the infection numbers are not co- operating. Thats very regrettable.

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Popped to Namba this afternoon with partner, lunch out and some shopping. Relatively busy considering the dismal weather. People going about their life’s and taking necessary precautions, very pleasing to see.

As is evident to many now the numbers don’t mean much really, for healthy people the health risks are minimal. With low obesity rates and healthier lifestyles than the West Covid will not cause chaos in Japan

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Japanese friend's tell me it's quite a high rate of infection in Amagasaki and Nishinomiya, I work in Nishinomiya and regularly have to ride the sardine cans home. But at least I might get vaccinated.....in some years.

Can't comment on koike and games, thought April fools had already gone, but then again everything is behind, is it April 1st?

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I tried to post numbers from Osaka ? Mod? It's 1169 according to another website

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So a 1 in 10 chance of getting severe symptoms from something we have a 1 in whatever chance of catching. And many of us are already immune anyway; can't catch it even if we tried to.

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Osaka 1161 cases according to another website.

I live in hyogo so things are not looking so good in Nishinomiya and Amagasaki.

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SpeedToday 04:42 pm JST

Even when Osaka's numbers dwarf Tokyo's, Tokyo's #s are always being reported. Heavily biased reporting.

I think they update TokyoToday around 7pm or so and fill in all the numbers of the prefectures.

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No bokuda. You must have bad info. To even get considered to stay in a hospital you must be subject to a pcr test.

One problem is getting admitted to hospital with Covid. Some die while 'recovering' at home ie diagnosed with Covid, sick, but refused admission to hospital. The criteria for getting a pcr test are also rigid, don't correspond to the massive variation in symptoms, and designed to disqualify you for a test. e.g. You must have a high fever for 4 days, even though many people do not get this, or do not get it at the start. In the same way, you are supposed to prove you have had contact with an infected person, even though we all know there has been community spread for at least a year, probably nearer 15 months, so chances are it was passed to you by an asymptomatic person, who by definition you cannot know you caught it from. The main means of transmission has been shown to be airborne, whether by droplets or aerosolised, and aerosols can stay airborne and active for hours in a space. Because of J-Gov's refusal to acknowledge these realities, many people are not getting a test, many asymptomatic people are out and about passing it on, or doing it within their workplace or household, and people who are feeling very unwell are being fobbed off and unable to get admission to hospital.

The danger is, as the number of ICU beds and staff is limited, that a spike will lead to rationing of ICU treatment, and very sick people, whether from Covid or other health problems will die as a result. Also, many have reported feeling okay, but suddenly worsening, or their oxygen saturation drops dangerously low but they don:t realise, and lack of immediate ICU admission for these people can be fatal. Countries with near-overrun health systems are living this, e.g. Philippines, Brazil. The government needs to do everything to avoid getting to this situation.

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Credit where credit is due - they are nearly testing 10,000 WoW

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No bokuda. You must have bad info. To even get considered to stay in a hospital you must be subject to a pcr test. I was sick with some bacterial infection last year, almost died, but I had to do pcr test before getting a bed. That hospital was practically empty.

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Your right Monty. And I think the only people that don't get it is the media because Japanese people definitely get it. People are out and about enjoying their lives. It's only the media that is in the land of make believe and their very few followers.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45

the info i have is that they won't test you for Covid even in your dying bed at the hospital.

they will fill up the papers with anyother pathology derived from Covid without mentioning covid.

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@monty, that’s 9,648 tests for 14,000,000 people.

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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 45

45 among 14.000.000 is 0,0003 %

That is all what need to be said to this reported numbers.

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Will be around 500-800 for another two weeks following quasi-lockdown starting on Monday and will then fall 50-60%. Wave 4 will then be completed. 

The people of Tokyo will be congratulated for their "outstanding job of suppressing the virus through perseverance and hardship" and Go To Travel will begin again.

Then onto wave 5.

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Even when Osaka's numbers dwarf Tokyo's, Tokyo's #s are always being reported. Heavily biased reporting.

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So the downvote is that it's even better for less testing of the general populous than the dismal current levels? Some of you flag wavers are incredible!

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Wow! Japan is doing a great job containing the virus. As they said: They are working hard to stamp out the pandemic in Japan. But, I thought they meant that the numbers would go down. Not up.

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The 80% that want the Olympics cancelled should boycott everything that has to do with them, and physically write to the leaders with real snail mail. They have to open those, but email they do not.

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And the only routine testing being touted by those in power, is that of the incoming olympic athletes... incredible!

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Up 30+% over last Saturday.

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